All Around Italy

No doubt, you have heard of the Slow Food Movement, but you may not know that it began in Italy with the forerunner organization, Arcigola, which was organized  in 1986 to resist the opening of a McDonald’s near the Spanish …

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In our last column we landed in Naples and hopped over to Sorrento as a base for our travels. If you’ve already been there and can resist going back, why not choose the Island of Ischia as an alternative destination? …

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Puglia, the region occupying the spur and heel of Italy’s boot, offers up any number of interesting options for perfect summer vacations. From captivating coastal villages to the baroque beauty of Lecce, often called the Florence of the South, Puglia …

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There was a time when Apulia, or Puglia in Italian, was the quiet region of Italy down in its heel, but I have a feeling that this is about to change.   In case you’ve been living off the grid, …

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Live it up in Italy! Rent a villa with a group of friends or family and have a superb vacation for less than you might expect. Having four to six people in your group will allow you to divide the …

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If you’re interested in an Italian vacation that wanders off the beaten path, the Molise Region delivers. It’s the second smallest region of Italy located between the Abruzzo and Apulia in central Italy, but one well worth exploring.   Covering …

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Yes, Christmas Markets are primarily for shopping, but a vacation that includes Italy’s Christmas Markets (Mercatino di Natale) has the potential to replace blatant commercialism with some awe inspiring moments. You can have a big city experience and visit the …

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Most people don’t go to Italy specifically to shop, but if you’re out to snag some hot designer fashions plan an early 2013 trip to Italy to get your New Year off to a fashionable start. From January 6 through …

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